22 March 2018

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Will Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Sold In 2012 For £10m Flip For £50m?

Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy is back on the market again after selling in an auction at Christie’s in February 2012 for £10,121,250.

11 August 2017

Five Van Gogh Sunflower Paintings To Be Exhibited Virtually On Facebook

Vincent van Gogh painted several versions of one of the world’s most iconic paintings – Sunflowers. In 1888/9 in Arles in the South of France, the paintings represented beauty and the ever changing cycle of life and death.

26 October 2016

Thirty Hours Of Art In Amsterdam By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent travels to Amsterdam to report ‘DAUBIGNY, MONET, VAN GOGH AND MORE: 30 HOURS IN AMSTERDAM’

12 July 2016

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New Van Gogh Letter Confirms Artist Cut Off Entire Ear

The first exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to focus on the artist’s state of mental health, ‘On the Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh and his Illness’, opens on Friday 15 July. The show explores the nature of the condition that led him to first cut off his ear and then ultimately commit suicide. […]

29 March 2016

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Van Gogh’s The Night Cafe: US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal For Restitution

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal for the return of a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece “The Night Cafe” from the descendants of a Russian collector who claim that the painting was stolen from them by the State, following the 1917 Revolution.  The  Supreme Court decision is the last chance saloon of the case for Frenchman Pierre Konowaloff’s legal […]

27 May 2015

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Van Gogh Recreated With Virtual Reality Explores His Famous Paintings

Technical wiz-kid, animator Mac Cauley of New York has recreated a virtual walk through some of Vincent van Gogh’s best known art works. The video references well known paintings such as, ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Vase with Twelve Sunflowers’ which are recreated in 3D so viewers can  actually take a tour of ‘The Night Café’.  Cauley isolates the individual elements such as furniture and figures which allows you to […]

1 May 2015

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Curator Amanda Geitner Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon And A Very Personal Patronage

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by the great British painter Francis Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations […]

25 April 2015

Francis Bacon And The Masters: The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts – Essential Appropriation

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition of works by the renowned British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of […]

22 April 2015

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Thierry Morel Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon, Influence, And Memory

Francis Bacon and the Masters is the latest exhibition of works by the late-great British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking […]

19 March 2015

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Extensive Francis Bacon Exhibition To Open At Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts

Francis Bacon and the Masters is a groundbreaking exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by Francis Bacon with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum, St […]

3 December 2014

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£45 Million Of Art Gifted To The Nation In 2014

A report published by Arts Council England has revealed the details of 27 gifts offered by private owners to British public collections, with a total value of £44.3m, that have been left to the nation in the last twelve months; this includes masterpieces by Van Gogh, Van Dyck, and Constable, not to mention the personal […]

6 November 2014

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Chinese Film Mogul Purchases Van Gogh’s Masterpiece For £39m

Wang Zhongjun, the chairman of Huayi Brothers film studio in China has purchased Van Gogh’s painting “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies”, at Sotheby’s New York, Tuesday for £39m $61.8m. Zhongjun is one of China’s wealthiest men. A spokesperson for the Huayi Brothers have not commented on the sale however,last year Jianlin’s Wanda Group […]

16 April 2012

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World’s Most Wanted Stolen Art

As Cezanne’s ‘Boy in a Red Waistcoat’ turns up in Serbia, we wonder about the fate of other stolen works of art   The Art Loss Register – the international index of stolen works – has 350,000 stolen artworks on file. But where are they? Traded on the black market and hanging in private homes? […]

10 February 2012

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Liz Taylor Van Gogh Sees Collection Sale Make Massive $183 Million

Three paintings from the Hollywood star Liz Taylor’s collection have sold for nearly £14million at auction. The three works, by some of the biggest names in art history – Van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Claude Pissarro – fetched an incredible  £13,787,750 at a Christie’s sale – smashing the paltry pre-sale estimate of £6.2million. Unsurprising, the […]

17 October 2011

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Van Gogh Did Not Commit Suicide

New Book reveals that Vincent van Gogh was accidentally killed by a friend Authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith have spent the last ten years to prove that Van Gogh was shot accidentally by two teenage boys that he knew and drank with. One dressed as a cowboy possessed  “a malfunctioning gun”.The painter died […]

16 September 2011

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THREE PLACES IN PROVENCE

Paul Carey – Kent – Report from Provence My wife and I went to Provence for the sun and wine, Roman monuments, wild Camargue and Festival of the Horse – but there did also turn out to be some art in three main places we visited – Arles, Avignon and Les Baux –  much of which was themed […]